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Title: Reading Working Papers in Linguistics 5 (2001)
Edited By: Michalis Georgiafentis
Spyridoula Varlokosta
Paul Kerswill
URL: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/AcaDepts/cl/slals/workingpapers/index.htm
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CONTENTS

Sociolinguistics

Alex K. Dzameshie 'Toward a global explanation of unmarked codeswitching: evidence from
Ewe-English bilingual codeswitching'

Paul Kerswill 'A dialect with 'great inner strength'? The perception of nativeness in the
Bergen speech community'

Jonathan Marshall 'The status of the glottal stop in Northeast Scots'

Eddie Williams, Paul Thompson, Grace Varela and Andrew Makocho 'Again! Kawarinso! Repetition in English and ChiChewa in Malawi classroom discourse'


Syntax and Semantics

Anna Androulakis 'Clitics and doubling in Greek'

Helen Eaton 'Word order and focus in the Sandawe irrealis'

Michalis Georgiafentis 'On the properties of the VOS order in Greek'

Catherine Giddings 'What it means to be DOWN and OUT: the semantics of particles in English'

George Kotzoglou 'First notes on Greek subjects'


Language Change

Eric Haeberli 'Speculations on the syntax of subordinate clauses in Old English'

Richard Ingham 'The structure and function of expletive there in Pre-modern English'

David Lightfoot 'Grammaticalization: cause or effect?'


Language Acquisition and Aphasia

Susan Edwards 'Grammar and fluent aphasia'

Christina Schelletter, Indra Sinka & Michael Garman 'Early nouns in bilingual acquisition: a test of the separate development hypothesis'

Cecile van der Weert 'Native elements of discourse knowledge'

Spyridoula Varlokosta 'Functional categories in child L2 acquisition: evidence from Greek'

Publication Year: 2001
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